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Delivering for Scotland

As well as addressing the issues and opportunities within Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, the National Park Partnership Plan also sets out how we will address national priorities and achieve benefits for Scotland beyond the National Park boundaries.

By leading successful partnerships, our National Parks contribute significantly to the Scottish Government’s Purpose:

To focus government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.

National Parks bring clarity of focus in addressing a range of interrelated rural issues at a regional and local scale ensuring better co-ordinated delivery and best use of limited public resources. This also makes our National Parks a perfect place to innovate and develop new solutions.

This Plan provides the unified approach that can:

  • Manage and improve the condition of our natural assets on a landscape scale
  • Promote, test and implement innovative solutions to rural issues
  • Widen the range of benefits that the National Park’s outstanding environment can provide to Scotland’s people and its visitors

Why we have National Parks

Scotland has two National Parks, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and Cairngorms National Park. Scotland’s National Parks share four aims set out by the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000:

  • To conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area
  • To promote sustainable use of the natural resources of the area
  • To promote understanding and enjoyment (including enjoyment in the form of recreation) of the special qualities of the area by the public
  • To promote sustainable economic and social development of the area’s communities

These aims are to be pursued collectively. However, if there is conflict between the first aim and any of the others then greater weight must be given to the first aim (section 9.6 of the National Parks (Scotland) Act).

National Park Authorities are dedicated to delivering for the people of Scotland. We strive to make a difference and we firmly believe we’re better able to do that by working together. We take a partnership approach to making things happen and we’re proud of the results we deliver, together, for this very special part of Scotland.

Delivering National Benefits

Throughout this plan you will see how here in the National Park we aim to address some key issues, not just for the benefit of the National Park itself but for Scotland as a whole.

Click on the icons below to find out about the national priorities that this Plan contributes to:

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